Thursday, August 30, 2012

LAWN ART by Julie Kitayama

Dear Stupid Ass Questions: My neighbor has been parking his motorcycle out on his front lawn in spite of the fact he has a driveway. Is this a new type of lawn art? Do you think I should be a good neighbor and put a pile of plants on the seat?

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JULIE: If you live in Maine or Tennessee, then this is not lawn art but rather a cultural thing.  For some reason people in these states like to collect old cars and motorcycles that don't run any more and keep them on their lawns.  Quite often they are rusty, tireless and up on cinderblocks. These people are very patriotic and only keep American brands, primarily old Cadillacs in Tennessee and Ford pick up trucks in Maine.  Although they could use some beautification, do not put plants on them.  This is a behavior that should not be encouraged.  If you are not from one of these states then it could very well be lawn art.  The art world is a crazy and complex place where almost anything goes.  My neighbor has a filing cabinet in his yard and when I asked him about it he said that it was an artistic statement against the unnecessary organization of papers.  Who would have thought?  So, as one man's trash is another man's treasure, one man's art is another man's filing cabinet.  Who are we to decide?  So your neighbor has taken it upon himself to create his own art for all to see on his lawn.  You should not add to his art with flowers but rather create your own masterpiece in your yard to also share with the world.  

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